CFS Newsletter No. 9 - 2017

CFS Newsletter No. 9 - 2017

The Mary-Go-Round

Physicalism is the view that [1] everything that concretely exists is wholly physical. The debate about Jackson’s Mary rotates round a mistake shared on both sides: the idea that endorsing [1] requires one to believe that [2] physics can in principle give a full or exhaustive characterization of the nature of everything that concretely exists.

Consider the adamantine truth that [3] on leaving the black and white room Mary learns something new about the nature of concrete reality (sc. her own conscious experience). Read more


3 November 2017, 14:15-16:00, 5B.1.08 
The Mary-Go-Round  
CFS Lecture by Galen Strawson, Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin and Affiliated Professor in Philosophy at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communications, University of Copenhagen. 
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6 November 2017, 14:15-16:00, 5B.1.08 
Locke on personal identity    
CFS Lecture by Galen Strawson.
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Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind 2018, 13-17 August 

Keynote Presentations: 

  • Søren Overgaard, University of Copenhagen, DK
  • Mark Rowlands, University of Miami, USA
  • Fredrik Svenaeus, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Tanja Staehler, University of Sussex, UK
  • Dan Zahavi, University of Copenhagen, DK

Tre Nye Interviews med Dan Zahavi

Professor Dan Zahavi gav to interviews om empati, og et om skam i forbindelse med konferencen: Empathy, Recognition, Morality. 




Visiting researchers

Christopher Erhard, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, DE (02.05.2017-31.03.2018)
Takashi Ikeda, Meiji University, JP (02.11.2017-20.03.2018)
Xing Liu
, Zhejiang University of Technology, CN (04.09.2017-14.11.2018)
Yiwei Jin, Peking University, China (21.08.2017-31.08.2018)

See list of previous visiting researchers

CFS Blog at The Open Commons of Phenomenology

October 18
Felipe León / Notes on the life and work of Semyon L. Frank (1877- 1950)

October 12
Thomas Szanto / Emotional Capitalism, Invasion and Self-Alienation

October 10
James Lewis / Looking Back Over a Month-Long Research Visit

September 12
Dan Zahavi / Empathy and morality


Zahavi, D. et al.: "Zhu ti xing yu jiao hu zhu ti xing: yu dan zha ha wei jiao shou de dui hua [Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity: Dialogue with Prof. Dan Zahavi]." Modern Philosophy 4, 2017, 64-71.

Szanto, T.: "Emotional Self-Alienation." Midwest Studies in Philosophy 41/1, 2017, 260-286.

Overgaard, S.: “Enactivism and the Perception of Others’ Emotions”.  Midwest Studies in Philosophy 41/1, 2017, 105-129.

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About the center

The Center for Subjectivity Research was established in 2002 as an interdisciplinary "Center of Excellence." In the period 2002-2012 it was funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, with supplementary funding from the University of Copenhagen. Currently, it is host to a number of externally funded research projects. It is located at the Faculty of Humanities, and its current staff is affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Theology, and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

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